Management
Team

Peter Tassiopoulos

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Peter Tassiopoulos is Sphere 3D’s Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board. Through his strategic leadership and direction, Sphere 3D executes the Company’s business plan and exceeds customer and shareholder expectations. Previously Mr. Tassiopoulos served as President and Vice Chairman of the Company which was preceded by his well-established career in business development, sales management, and finance. Over his 20-year career he has founded, directed and held other senior executive roles across multiple companies and industries.

The United Nations has invited Mr. Tassiopoulos to speak and serve on various panels including “Age of Connectivity: Cities, Magnets of Hope….Imagining the Possible”, Mobile Health Management and Digital Health.

Kurt L. Kalbfleisch

Chief Financial Officer

Kurt Kalbfleisch joined Sphere 3D as Chief Financial Officer in December 2014 and is responsible for the Company’s finance, accounting, legal, and facilities operations. Mr. Kalbfleisch was previously the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Overland Storage, and previously served in other key management capacities at Overland in cost accounting and finance. Prior to joining Overland, Mr. Kalbfleisch was a manufacturing budget analyst for McDonnell Douglas Corp., earned his MBA from the University of San Diego, and a BA in Business from Point Loma Nazarene University.

Board of
Directors

Peter Tassiopoulos

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Peter Tassiopoulos is Sphere 3D’s Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board. Through his strategic leadership and direction, Sphere 3D executes the Company’s business plan and exceeds customer and shareholder expectations. Previously Mr. Tassiopoulos served as President and Vice Chairman of the Company which was preceded by his well-established career in business development, sales management, and finance. Over his 20-year career he has founded, directed and held other senior executive roles across multiple companies and industries.

The United Nations has invited Mr. Tassiopoulos to speak and serve on various panels including “Age of Connectivity: Cities, Magnets of Hope….Imagining the Possible”, Mobile Health Management and Digital Health.

Vivekanand Mahadevan

Director

Vic Mahadevan joined our Board in December 2014 bringing over 25 years of senior level strategic planning and marketing experience. He has held many executive roles such as Chief Strategy Officer at NetApp, Vice President of Marketing for LSI Corporation, Chief Executive Officer for Deeya Energy, and other senior management positions with leading storage and systems management companies including BMC Software, Compaq, Ivita, and Maxxan Systems. Mr. Mahadevan holds an MBA in Marketing and MS in Engineering from the University of Iowa as well a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology.

Duncan McEwan

Director

Mr. McEwan joined our Board in May 2017. He currently serves as President of Diligent Inc., a consulting company he founded in 1991 specializing in M&A and strategic advice for technology-based clients. Previously, Mr. McEwan was Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of Call-Net Enterprises Inc., a provider of long-distance telephone services until it merged into Rogers Communication Inc. He is the former President and Chief Operating Officer of Sprint Canada Inc., Chief Executive Officer of Northpoint Canada Communications, and President and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Satellite Communications. Mr. McEwan has also been Chairman of the Board of Geminare, Inc. since 2010, an emerging global leader in business continuity and cloud-based software systems. He has previously served on a number of other public and private company boards.

PATRICIA TROMPETER

Ms. Trompeter brings more than 16 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions and over 15 years in financial management to Sphere 3D’s Board. Ms. Trompeter has held a variety of executive positions at GE Capital including CFO, Controller, Operations Leader, Quality Leader, and Mergers & Acquisitions. Over her time at GE, Ms. Trompeter completed more than $17 Billion of acquisitions. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance/Economics and Management Information Systems from Marquette University.